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Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

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Address: 4750 48th Street, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 867-767-9347
Today
10:30 - 17:00
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Hours:
Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Wed 10:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Situated in the capital of the Northwest Territories, the Prince of Wales...

Situated in the capital of the Northwest Territories, the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) produces exhibitions that tell stories about the land, people, and history of the NWT. However, the PWNHC is "more than a museum". In addition to its exhibits, education, collections, and conservation programs, the PWNHC houses the NWT Archives, provides technical, logistic, and financial support to individuals and organizations involved in cultural activities and the arts, and authorizes archaeological studies in the NWT. The Museum also houses a cafe that provides delectable fares from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on weekdays.

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Good option for visiting: interesting museum

It was a great place to visit and understand more about the aboriginal cultures. specially the two rooms of animals (with a polar bear and a musk) and the room regarding the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a great place to visit and understand more about the aboriginal cultures. specially the two rooms of animals (with a polar bear and a musk) and the room regarding the culture are of great interest. Totally recommended. The museum is open til 9 pm on thursdays and the rest of the days until 5 pm. It is within... More 

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Nedlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Must do whilst in Yellowknife. Provides you with a good background on Yellowknife and it's heritage. A number of very interesting displays . Great cafe for coffee or a light lunch.

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Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This indeed is a museum highlighting the north. Have a great kids play area on the main floor. The "cafe" is highly spoken of in the local area. Unfortunately is not open on Sunday(cafe).

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great museum with lots of things to see. I spent a couple hours here and didn't even get to all the exhibits. The best part of it all was that there is no entrance fee! I love that with museums because then you can come and go as you please and don't feel like you need to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to joined in a morning tour guild, the gentleman was really informative and we learnt so much more NWT history and geographic knowledge from him.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is smaller than what we expected. The facts about the native people, their culture and their life challenges.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Had lunch. Nice place for lunch and a visit. Beautiful building. Worth a visit. Lots of information, displays, artifacts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Very nice small size museum with very good quality exhibits. We spent 2 hours here self learning about the native and their culture as well as the animals they hunts.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

It's a small place compared to big city museums but it still contained lots of information about Yellowknife & life up north. Worth a visit while I'm town!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

A beautiful building with multiple rooms that gives the visitor an overview of the people, resources, geology and development of the NWT

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